4 Nov 2015

Notice about Morrisby for Gateway


4th November, 2015

Dear Parents,

This week, students in Year 11 will be handed the results of the Morrisby Assessment that they took on Friday 2nd October. We have emphasized with the students on a number of occasions that the results from this, and other tools we use, are not to be considered conclusive in any way. The purpose of this assessment, and its attached report, and feedback from other tools we utilise are to open up and stimulate discussions about future study options and possible career pathways.  We have found it to be very useful in helping students make informed decisions about their future.

Students and parents will also have the opportunity to discuss individual progress in academic subjects and seek advice and guidance for Post-16 study at the Year 11 Parents’ Consultation Evening on Wednesday 11th November.

Year 11 students will then have one to one discussions with their tutors in the week commencing the 16th November.  These meetings will be used to discuss Post-16 academic choices and future career pathways as well as set academic targets and discuss study strategies for the forthcoming IGCSE mock exams after Christmas. These meetings will also focus on individual student well-being.

We hope that this consultation period will lead to informed and confident decision making and stimulate discussions between students, their parents and teachers.

Following on from this period of consultation we will ask students to submit their applications for entry into Year 12 and their Post 16 Subject Option Choices. This will be completed online via Gateway and will be accessible from the 16th November to the 30th November. We will re-send this letter on the 16th November along with the live link and full instructions on how to complete the subject form.

To further support this process we are delivering sessions on careers in our GTS classes. The booklet which students will be working through in class can be viewed here.

Kind regards
Sian May                                                                      Carlos Ortega
Head of Middle School                                                 Head of Year 11


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